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“Very, very good”

Michaels Restaurant
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Ranked #37 of 443 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Southard Street
Description: One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming tropical back streets of Key West's Old Town District. Come discover a garden oasis where Chef Michael Wilson and his wife Melanie offer a classic menu with an island twist. Their emphasis on quality and service, coupled with casual island elegance, has established Michaels Restaurant as a favorite of Key West locals and visitors with discriminating dining palates. If you're searching for Key West restaurants, search no further. Treat yourself to a delicious dining experience outdoors in a relaxing Key West garden atmosphere or indoors in one of our two dining rooms. Michaels Restaurant is in Old Town Key West, near the corner of Southard Street- on Margaret Street. "From the first chilled martini to the last sumptuous bite of the warm chocolate volcano, Michaels will delight and satisfy. "
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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“Very, very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was our first ttime dining here and we were not disappointed. We had 5:30 reservations and were seated immediately in the outside area. Our server, Kristi, was excellent. We had a pinot grigio wine and a mojito to start. We then ordered a house salad w/lemon vinaigrette dressing and an antipasti salad w/creamy parmesan dressing. Both salads were excellent. Our main courses were mahi-mahi and veal saltimbocca. Both were served with jasmine rice and julienned squash. The saltimbocca was the best I've ever had. The veal was cooked perfectly tender and topped w/yellow tomatoes, prosciutto, and manchengo cheese. When in Key West again, we will definitely dine here again.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A memorable meal and evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

When we arrived at Michael’s for our 8pm reservations, we were seated immediately at a table for two just inside the house near the patio. Very nice ambiance with an attentive but not overbearing wait staff. After perusing the menu, we ordered some coconut shrimp as an appetizer and a bottle of Pascual Tosco Malbec while we decided on an entree. I had the NY Strip which definitely did not disappoint. This was certainly one of the highlight meals of the trip and one of the best steaks I have had in recent memory. My wife had the macadamia encrusted mahi which she said was absolutely delicious and just melted in your mouth. We finished everything off with a HUGE slice of Key Lime Pie and left full and satisfied. This was our first time to Michael’s, but after such as amazing experience, it most certainly will not be our last.

  • Visited March 2014
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Surf City, New Jersey
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“Wow! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Great food, staff, ambiance, it's all here. Probably the beat steak I've had in a few years. Perfect evening.

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Steak perfection, serving grace, laid back comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Go there if you love steak -- and their wonderful trio of oysters. We had a bone- in New York rubbed with garlic on the nightly menu and a tenderloin with gorgonzola. Superb. Best steaks ever and found out they bring them in from Allen's in Chicago. We ate in th bar area , open air, relaxed. They're also a dining room with carpet and windows so you can watch them. Wine list was great. I liked the coffee. My wife didn't. Nate was an accomplished and wonderful waiter.

Parking was really easy to find in this neighbourhood. That's a bonus in Key West.

  • Visited March 2014
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Roanoke, VA
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“Neighborhood restaurant, pretty good spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

This restaurant takes some effort to find - you probably want to take a cab as it's in the middle of a neighborhood with VERY limited parking. Nice, friendly waiter and a cozy restaurant (we ate inside). We ordered the filet medium well and felt it was borderline burnt on the outside. However, it was VERY tender. Overall a little pricey, but I've certainly had worse;.

  • Visited March 2014
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